As an NHS Psychiatrist I am hoping to be able to attend this conference.
As an NHS Consultant, to fulfil the requirements necessary for Appraisal and for 5 year Revalidation, I must gain sufficient CPD points [Continuing Professional Development].
I was Revalidated in 2013.
This Conference has a wonderfully varied agenda, including “Plenary 1: The Fragility of knowledge in Psychiatry” by Edward Shorter:
After several years of polite persistence on my part, my College has finally introduced a public register of declarations of interest.
This is welcome progress, but what still concerns me is that the public, from registers like this, have no idea how much a doctor/academic/speaker may have been paid at any time, for any reason, by commercially vested interests.
I will continue to argue, however unpopular it may make me, that we need full transparency. And not any fudge.